Frequently Asked Questions

Your first New Patient Appointment is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. After that, follow up appointments are typically 30 minutes. Learn more about the New Patient Experience here.

All visits can be paid for with credit card, cash, and HSA card. Billing sheets or Super Bills may be provided for you to submit directly to your insurance for reimbursement. Our clinic does not contract with any insurance companies; this allows her to provide the utmost care without limitations on appointment duration or best treatment options available to patients.

Routine labs for blood work may be completed by billing your insurance company or by cash-pay option. Affordable cash labs are available with our doctors at a discounted rate, including speciality lab testing such as micronutrient testing and food sensitivity testing.

Imaging studies, such as x-ray or MRI, can be ordered and billed to your insurance company or completed with cash-pay option. Additionally, Dr. Romero offers in-office ultrasound diagnostics for musculoskeletal conditions.

Regenerative medicine focuses on the engineering or regeneration of tissue in order to repair, maintain, and enhance cellular function which has been damaged by injury, disease or the aging process. Learn more about Regenerative Medicine.

Naturopathic Medicine is a system of medicine that focuses on identifying the root cause of disease and using natural, minimally invasive, and non-toxic treatments to achieve optimal health. Learn more about Naturopathic Medicine.

Naturopathic medicine treats all health concerns for all ages from acute to chronic and physical to psychological. Naturopathic medicine is beneficial for the following types of patients:

  • Patients that are looking for disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness, often serious or chronic and are looking for treatment options. Naturopathic medicine is very effective for improving the quality of life for those with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing the side effects of drugs, surgery, or conventional treatments.Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing the side effects of drugs, surgery, or conventional treatments.

Both are doctors, both provide primary care and both are similarly trained. The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of therapies. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of the disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery.

Like a conventional doctor, dentist, or chiropractor, a naturopathic doctor first completes an undergraduate degree at a university or college. A naturopathic medical student then enters into a four-year, full-time accredited naturopathic medical program. Following the program, the naturopathic medical student must pass the state licensing exams to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD). Health providers that did not attend an accredited naturopathic medical program and pass the state licensing exams, such as a naturopathic practitioner, doctor of natural medicine, naturopath, or natural doctor, are not considered a ND or NMD.

Yes. Dr. Romero and Dr. Jatta are Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctors, which is not to be confused with a “naturopath”. The titles “traditional naturopath” and “naturopathic doctor” (or “naturopathic physician”) are not interchangeable. A licensed naturopathic doctor (ND/NMD) is a primary care physician who is trained to diagnose and prescribe, while a traditional naturopath is not able to do either.

A Comprehensive Care Program is an all-inclusive approach to healthcare and treatment plan. We offer programs, including Joint Health Optimization Program and Weight Loss Program. These programs meet your health needs and your budget. Most programs are approximately 3 months depending on your goals and desired treatments. Learn more about our Comprehensive Care Programs.

Orthobiologics refers to a practice of medicine that uses natural and regenerative cell therapies to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and joint pain. Learn more about Orthobiologics and Regenerative Injection Therapies.

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For your convenience, Dr. Romero provides Telemedicine (aka Telehealth) visits. You can complete your New Patient Appointment and Follow Up Appointment through virtual visits. This option provides an easy and efficient way to stay on track with your health whether you are at home, at work, or traveling. Call 480-331-2630 or schedule online below for your in-person or Telemedicine visits.

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